IDEAfit Pro Show

IDEAfit Pro Show

Welcome to the IDEAfit Pro Show. This podcast is a perfect choice for fitness professionals who want to grow their skills and for anyone considering a career in the fitness industry. Listeners get a front-row seat to weekly interviews with industry thought leaders, influencers and disruptors. The mastermind format gives generous, consistent insight on smart career moves, business strategies, program design, exercise science, nutrition and inspiration--from pros who have already done it. This lively and inspirational audio-video talk show focuses on content presented in IDEA’s award-winning Fitness Journal as well as throughout IDEA’s rich lineup of continuing education and events.Hosted by IDEA’s editor in chief Sandy Todd Webster.

Episodes

May 19, 2022 32 min

In this episode, guest host Ryan Halvorson chats with Michelle Segar, who is an award-winning National Institute of Health-funded researcher at the University of Michigan. She has spent her nearly 30-year career studying how to create sustainable changes in healthy behaviors in ways that can survive the complexity and unpredictability of the real world. Her translational research is widely recognized as relevant and pragmatic: She ...

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On this episode of the IDEA FitPro show podcast, guest host Kia Williams chats with Billy Polson on his forthcoming 2022 IDEA World presentation, “A Concierge Program to Beat All Sales Tactics.” It’s a genuine way to boost fitness business acquisition rates and outperform “greasy” sales tactics.    

 Billy Polson is an established performance coach and fitness entrepreneur. He has a proven track record of consulting and coaching fit...

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In this episode, host Sandy Webster chats with Kia Williams, who, among many roles in the industry, is the full-time studio manager for Life Time, Inc, in Chicago. Kia earned her master’s degree in Sports Management, and applies it across a wide variety of leadership roles in the industry, including as a global education presenter for Savvier Fitness, Barre Above, Balletone and Fluid Strength. She also is an IDEA presenter and auth...

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April 14, 2022 38 min

On this episode, Sandy Webster talks with IDEA’s GM & VP Amy Thompson and Event Programming Director Ryan Halvorson about the upcoming 2022 IDEA World Convention, July 20-24, in Las Vegas. They’ll share the inside track about what’s in store for the “Super Bowl” of fitness, the excitement of the Fitness and Nutrition Expo, and all the special events planned to celebrate being back in person in time to whoop it up on IDEA’s 40th...

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Today on the podcast, host Sandy Webster visits with Maria Luque, PhD, who is a fitness expert, health science professor, self-proclaimed “menopause nerd,” and busy mother passionate about sharing knowledge and helping women lead healthier, happier lives. 

She’s the creator of Fitness in Menopause, a company dedicated to helping women navigate the challenges and rewards of menopause. She currently holds both graduate and post-gradua...

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In this episode, host Sandy Webster chats with Tasha Edwards, whose 17 years as a certified personal trainer with two health coaching certifications and a Master’s degree in counseling have positively impacted the humans she works with every day. In addition to coaching clients toward meaningful change, she has several fitness certifications, including a 500-hour Pilates cert, a 250-hour yoga certification and as a master trainer f...

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In this episode, host Sandy Webster chats with Dina Blair about the importance of being a well-rounded business person in the fitness industry. Dina is an experienced fitness business consultant with a proven track record of coaching and leading teams to exceed monthly sales initiatives and improve the overall client experience through high-touch service and comprehensive programs. She is a certified personal trainer and group fitn...

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For those with autism, exercise goes beyond the health-related benefits. Today’s episode features David Geslak, a published author and subject matter expert who is passionate about educating fit pros about the benefits of exercise for people with autism. 

The expanding research reveals that exercise can increase attention span, reduce stress, enhance language development and reduce stereotypical behaviors. And this community needs y...

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Feeling challenged as a fit pro in the evolving hybrid fitness model for which virtual engagement has become so key? In this episode host Sandy Webster speaks with Michelle Alencar, PhD, who is an associate professor in kinesiology at California State University - Long Beach, who also serves as co-founder and Chief Science Officer for inHealth Lifestyle Therapeutics, Inc. She is a certified clinical nutritionist, certified lifestyl...

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In this episode host Sandy Webster speaks with mindful movement specialist and extraordinary human being, Lawrence Biscontini. As a fitness leader, Lawrence has won major awards across the global fitness industry from IDEA (2004 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year) , ACE, Canfitpro and ECA. 

He travels the globe offering world-class secrets in mentoring, fitness and spa consulting, and presenting for professional conferences. He als...

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In this episode host Sandy Webster speaks with Mindbody CEO Josh McCarter. Josh joined the Mindbody team in 2018 following the company’s acquisition of Booker, which he co-founded, and was elevated from president to CEO of Mindbody in August 2020. In October 2021, Mindbody acquired ClassPass in a massive deal that brought together two of the sector’s most prominent leaders, creating a one-stop shop for both fitness and wellness bus...

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On today’s episode, host Sandy Todd Webster geeks out on research-based strength training methodologies and hypertrophy with the legendary Dr. Len Kravitz and Dr. Zachary Mang. These educators will give listeners a sneak peek into the most comprehensive package ever done in IDEA Fitness Journal on these subjects. It’s edgy, 100% research driven and has super practical implications for your programming and your clients.

Dr. Len Kravi...

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In this episode guest host Kia Williams, MS, speaks with Tatiana Kolovou, MBA, a 3-time trustees teaching award Senior Lecturer at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. She is also a fitness studio owner and a renowned fitness presenter. The two seasoned pros explore business strategies and tactics on everything from personal and professional branding to networking and creating your own board of advisors and mentors. 

Conn...

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Today on the show host Sandy Todd Webster welcomes listeners back to Season 3, Episode 1 of the IDEAfit PRO SHOW! 

Today’s episode launches us into 2022 by talking to Marissa Piper, IDEA’s Director of Events, and Ryan Halvorson, IDEA’s Director of Event Programming. They’ll share news about what’s in store for IDEA events this year and specifically, they describe IDEA Personal Trainer Institute, coming up in just 3 weeks in Alexandr...

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Hello to our dedicated family of fitness pros around the world! The wait for new episodes is almost over. Next Thursday, we will resume our regular cadence of one new episode each week. We’ll explore everything from exercise science and program design, to business best practices and inspiration for navigating these challenging times–all through the lens of the industry’s most creative and dynamic leaders. 

In the meantime, did you k...

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Hey there to our fit pro family around the world! We’re just two weeks out from resuming the great conversations we had in the first 40 episodes of this podcast last year. 

While our team is taking a short break from publishing episodes; rest assured that we are in full planning and production of 20 more fascinating episodes to heat up the conversation and inspiration beginning on February 3. 

In the interim, check back each week for...

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January 13, 2022 3 min

Hello to our fitness pro family around the world and thanks for tuning in to another episode of the IDEAfit PRO SHOW. We hope the year is off to a spectacular start and that you have made good progress on whatever goals you set for yourself and your business this year. 

As mentioned last week, our team is taking a break from publishing podcast episodes throughout January, so we can ramp up strong with our third season, beginning aga...

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Happy New Year everyone! You’ve probably noticed it’s been a couple of weeks since we dropped our last episode of the podcast. Our team is taking a short break from publishing episodes. Rest assured that we are busy planning more fascinating discussions with industry leaders and researchers to heat up the conversation and inspiration again beginning in February. In the interim, check back each week for tips from me on how to levera...

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Today IDEA’s editor in chief and podcast host Sandy Webster catches up with Amy Boone Thompson, IDEA’s general manager and vice president.

They take a look in 2021’s rearview mirror to recap the many initiatives IDEA rolled out to serve pros during another challenging pandemic year. Don’t miss the list of resources outlining IDEA’s many business tools, events, award-winning content, CEC podcasts and event news. 

Check in to the podca...

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Today host Sandy Webster digs into some deep and fascinating topics with Dr. Jessica Matthews, who has been at the forefront of integrative coaching and transformational behavior change from its very early days. Recently named a fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Jessica developed and steers the Master of Kinesiology degree in Integrative Wellness at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. The degree educate...

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